Saydabad District

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Saydabad

سیدآباد
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Saydabad
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°53′15″N68°41′40″E / 33.88750°N 68.69444°E / 33.88750; 68.69444 Coordinates: 33°53′15″N68°41′40″E / 33.88750°N 68.69444°E / 33.88750; 68.69444
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Maidan Wardak Province
Population
  Total114,793
Time zone + 4.30
American soldiers checking for militant-planted IEDs by a road in Sayedabad district of Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Resupply mission in Wardak.jpg
American soldiers checking for militant-planted IEDs by a road in Sayedabad district of Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

Saydabad District (Pashto : سیدآباد) is a district of Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The district is known for its pleasant climate, including hilly vegetation, streams, and orchards. [1] The district was a popular retreat for Kabul residents until an increase in ISAF-Taliban violence in the late 2000s. [2] The city of Saydabad serves as the district capital. With a population of 114,793, it is the most populous district of the province.

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The district is within the heartland of the Wardak tribe of Pashtuns. [3]

Security and politics

On 17 November 2009, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) assisted by NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), raided a compound killing five people. Wardak provincial officials stated that at least four of the people killed were militants. Officials have not said whether the fifth casualty, a woman, was also a militant. Two militants were also arrested. [4]

As of 2009, Sayadabad is one of the districts participating in the Afghan Public Protection Force program. [5] Sayed Abad district is one of the unsecure districts of Wardak province Afghanistan. It has good climate, good weather, good agriculture, and good water and sanitation system.

Villages in Saydabad District

Opening ceremony of the karez irrigation system repair project in Sayed-Abad district SayedAbadribboncutting.jpg
Opening ceremony of the karez irrigation system repair project in Sayed-Abad district

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References

  1. Habiburahman Ibrahimi in Wardak. Crossfire Forces Wardak Farmers Off Land Archived 2012-10-11 at the Wayback Machine . Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 23 September 2009, ARR No. 338, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4abb2dba1a.html [accessed 3 March 2010]
  2. Habiburahman Ibrahimi in Wardak. Crossfire Forces Wardak Farmers Off Land Archived 2012-10-11 at the Wayback Machine . Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 23 September 2009, ARR No. 338, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4abb2dba1a.html [accessed 3 March 2010]
  3. Coyle, Dennis Walter (August 2014). "Placing Wardak among Pashto varieties" (PDF). University of North Dakota:UND. p. 10. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. "Afghan, NATO forces kill 5 Taliban insurgents, arrest 17 near Kabul ." Xinhua News. Kabul. 17 November 2009. Accessed at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/17/content_12478006.htm
  5. Irrigation system to get badly needed repair in Wardak province. US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs Office. Jun 12, 2009 - 7:33:32 PM.
  6. UNHCR Central Region Summary